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Lisa1976
23-01-2013, 12:18 PM
A week tomorrow and we'll be checking in for our first ever Disney Cruise :excited:

What documentation do I need to keep with me when checking in? I've read the cruise website and its all a bit daunting. I've done my ESTA and have my passport. I've just printed off the check in form from the cruise website.

Is there anything else that i'm going to need to have with me?

This is really aimed at people in the UK who have done the cruise before.

Slowhand
23-01-2013, 02:23 PM
A week tomorrow and we'll be checking in for our first ever Disney Cruise :excited:

What documentation do I need to keep with me when checking in? I've read the cruise website and its all a bit daunting. I've done my ESTA and have my passport. I've just printed off the check in form from the cruise website.

Is there anything else that i'm going to need to have with me?

This is really aimed at people in the UK who have done the cruise before.

So long as you have your passport and the completed DCL forms with you, the only other thing you will need at check in is a credit card to ensure that any on board charges are settled.
I`ve never been asked to show an ESTA form at the DCL check in. I guess they suppose that without this document, you wouldn`t have been allowed in the USA in the first place!

Lisa1976
23-01-2013, 04:10 PM
Thanks for that. The only form I had to fill in and sign is the check in one for DCL, is that right?

Slowhand
23-01-2013, 04:25 PM
Thanks for that. The only form I had to fill in and sign is the check in one for DCL, is that right?

Have you done the on-line check in Lisa?

Lisa1976
23-01-2013, 04:27 PM
Yes, that was the only form that it told me to print, sign and bring with me. Well what I could see anyway :)

Slowhand
23-01-2013, 04:39 PM
Ok then it seems like you are all set.
Somewhere there should be a place for you to sign which allows others in your party to charge things to your "Key to the World" card.[I can`t remember if this is part of the on-line process or if you actually do it at the terminal.]

To be honest, I wouldn`t worry about things too much.
I always find that my documents arrive at my house in the UK very close to the sailing date and I once asked DCL about what would happen if they failed to arrive before I left for the US.
Their reply was basically that this would not cause any problems at all since everything could be done at the port on the day of your sailing even without the original documents. They would also provide you with the luggage labels that you need to ensure that your bags turn up at YOUR stateroom! :lol:

When you enter the cruise terminal you will find loads of DCL staff who are there to help you and assist with the documentation etc. before you get to the check in desk.

You will be very impressed with how slick the whole check in/boarding process is. :yes:

Lisa1976
23-01-2013, 04:41 PM
We've received a small wire bound booklet with lots of info in, it also has our luggage tags too.

We don't know our stateroom number yet but presume they'll assign it once we check in :)

Slowhand
23-01-2013, 04:51 PM
We don't know our stateroom number yet but presume they'll assign it once we check in :)
Your stateroom no. should be printed on your luggage labels they sent you Lisa. :unsure:

Lisa1976
23-01-2013, 04:53 PM
I think as we booked last minute it's not been assigned to us yet. Our booking says GTY by stateroom

Slowhand
23-01-2013, 05:02 PM
On your luggage label, below the name of the ship, there should be some numbers in bold letters ...this is your stateroom number.

I just dug out an old one of ours, where our room number was 6548:~

14102.vB

Lisa1976
23-01-2013, 05:04 PM
No, these are ours :(

14103.vB

Lisa1976
23-01-2013, 05:07 PM
Just looked at their website, we booked the restrictions oceanview room. In the conditions it says

"Disney Cruise Line will assign your specific stateroom at a later time, based on remaining availability"

Slowhand
23-01-2013, 05:11 PM
Just looked at their website, we booked the restrictions oceanview room. In the conditions it says

"Disney Cruise Line will assign your specific stateroom at a later time, based on remaining availability"

Ah, that makes sense Lisa. :yes:
Never come across that before, but then again we have made all our bookings way in advance of the cruise date so it`s never been an issue.
As I said before though, all will be sorted at the terminal so don`t lose any sleep over it....oh, and have a great cruise. :wiggle:

Lisa1976
23-01-2013, 05:12 PM
Thanks, I appreciate your help :)